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Lip Augmentation: Methods at a Glance

Lip Augmentation: Methods at a Glance

Isabelle Lederer

6 min

October 23, 2023

Muscle Relaxants, lip flip, hyaluronic acid filler, Russian lips or muscle relaxants - there are numerous methods to fulfil the desire for sensual, full lips.

In this blog article, we explain how the individual methods for lip augmentation and lip correction work and what results can be expected. Enjoy reading it!

Lip Augmentation With Muscle Relaxants

One option for lip augmentation is the use of muscle relaxants. This involves targeted injections into specific muscle groups to reshape the lips.

It also allows you to achieve the so-called lip flip result, where your upper lip is turned slightly outwards for a fuller effect.


● Enlargement and shaping of the lips through targeted injections

● Definition of the cupid's bow (heart shape above the upper lip)

Suitable for:

● Subtle augmentation or contouring of the lips

Lip Fillers With Hyaluronic Acid

One of the most popular methods for lip augmentation is the use of hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that occurs in the body and binds moisture.

Injecting hyaluronic acid into your lips can make them look more voluminous and defined. This method is particularly popular as it is relatively safe and gives a natural result.

Fillers containing hyaluronic acid typically provide natural-looking results and can also enhance hydration. Popular lip filler brands include Juvederm, Radiesse or Restylane.

If you're not satisfied with the outcome, an injection of hyaluronidase can dissolve the lip filler.


● Natural result with fuller lips and better definition

● Relatively safe method with low risk of side effects

Suitable for:

● Fuller and more defined lips

Lip Augmentation - Classic Method

In the classic method of lip augmentation, a small amount of hyaluronic acid is injected directly into your lips with an injector to add volume and improve the shape of your lips.

The treating doctor will strategically place the hyaluronic acid according to the desired lip shape and size to achieve a harmonious and natural result.

There may be slight swelling and bruising after the treatment, but this usually subsides within a few days.


● Direct injection of hyaluronic acid for immediate results

● Strategic placement of the filler for a harmonious and natural look

Suitable for:

● Immediate augmentation or correction of the lip shape

Lip Augmentation - Russian Method

The Russian method of lip augmentation aims to achieve a striking and dramatic look. Hyaluronic acid is not only injected into your lips, but also around the lips to achieve a clear contour and definition.

This technique requires experience and skill on the part of the practitioner to avoid asymmetrical results and achieve an aesthetically pleasing appearance.


● Distinctive and dramatic look by injecting hyaluronic acid around the lips

● Clear contour and definition of the lips

Suitable for:

● A striking lip look

Lip Enhancement at HAIR & SKIN

At HAIR & SKIN, we offer professional consultations for lip augmentation and lip correction.

Our experienced team of aesthetic doctors are on hand to help you find the right treatment method for you and achieve a natural result. We use high-quality hyaluronic acid fillers and take the time to discuss your individual wishes and concerns.

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Possible Side Effects of Lip Augmentation

Although lip augmentation is usually safe, some side effects can occur. These include:

● Swelling: Swelling may occur after treatment and may last for a few days. This is usually mild to moderate and will subside on its own.

Gently cooling your lips with an ice pack directly after the treatment can help to reduce the swelling more quickly.

● Bruising: Punctures during treatment can lead to small bruises, which can also last for a few days. These can be covered with make-up until they have completely subsided.

● Redness: The injections may cause temporary redness or irritation at the injection sites. This usually subsides quickly and can be treated with a local anaesthetic, numbing agents or cooling gels.

● Allergic reactions: Although rare, allergic reactions to the fillers used can occur in the treatment areas. It is important to discuss possible allergies with your doctor before treatment.

● Cold sores: In rare instances, cold sores may appear following lip filler treatments. These sores are not directly caused by the fillers themselves. However, if you have a history of herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), the filler treatment could trigger an outbreak.

● Vascular occlusion: If the injection is accidentally administered into a blood vessel, or if an accumulation of filler exerts pressure on an underlying blood vessel, blood flow may be restricted.

The blockage then needs to be removed as fast as possible to avoid necrosis. To lessen the probability of this side effect, it is important to get the treatment done by an experienced, board-certified dermatologist.

It is equally important to discuss potential side effects with your physician and follow all aftercare instructions to achieve optimal results and minimise potential complications.

If your lips are sensitive, it is advisable to apply an anaesthetic such as a numbing cream.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lip Augmentation

How long do the results of lip augmentation last?

The duration of the result varies depending on the method used and the individual reaction of the body.

However, the results of lip injections generally last for several months to a year before a follow-up treatment is required.

What methods are available for lip augmentation?

There are various methods of lip treatment, including various types of dermal fillers, autologous fat injections and, more rarely, lip implants.

For example, there are fillers with hyaluronic acid or collagen, both naturally occurring substances in the body.

However, hyaluronic acid is preferred for lip injections because it is better at building volume and the amount of volume can also be chosen very individually according to the thickness of the chosen filler.

Your medical professional will discuss the most suitable cosmetic procedure based on your individual needs and wishes.

Are lip filler injections safe?

Yes, hyaluronic acid fillers, autologous fat and lip implants are generally safe for lip augmentation when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon or physician.

It is important to find out about possible risks and side effects before undergoing treatment.

Can lip augmentation correct asymmetrical lips?

Yes, lip augmentation can even out the lip contour and help to correct asymmetry – for example if your lower lip is fuller than your upper lip.

Your doctor will use the appropriate techniques to achieve a harmonious and aesthetic pout.

How does the consultation for lip augmentation work?

During the consultation at HAIR & SKIN, the attending dermatologist will discuss your desired results, explain the various treatment options and create a treatment plan which is best suited to you.

Possible risks, costs, local anesthetics and aftercare measures will also be explained. Further, your doctor will inform you of any substances to avoid prior to the treatment, such as blood thinners or alcohol.

Can lip filler treatment help to reduce fine lines around the lips?

Yes, lip augmentation can help reduce lip lines, especially when hyaluronic acid fillers or autologous fat are used. Filler products can not only enlarge the lips, but also improve the skin structure and smooth out wrinkles.

However, other methods are recommended for targeted wrinkle treatment, such as injections with muscle relaxants at HAIR & SKIN.

Is lip augmentation a widely used method?

Yes, lip augmentation is now a widely used aesthetic treatment in cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery to improve the lip volume and the shape of the lips.

However, it is important to choose a reputable clinic and an experienced doctor in order to achieve optimal results and minimise possible risks.

Since there is no downtime, you will be socially acceptable again straight away and can return to your everyday life post-treatment.

Conclusion: The Right Method Is Individual

Whether you opt for Muscle relaxants, hyaluronic acid fillers or another type of filler depends on your personal goals and preferences. It is important to seek detailed advice before treatment and to have realistic expectations.

With the right treatment methods and an experienced practitioner, you can achieve a natural and aesthetically pleasing result that improves the shape and size of your lips without looking unnatural.

Say goodbye to thin lips and book a free consultation at the HAIR & SKIN clinic of your choice today.